Joe Donlon Bio, Wiki, Age, Family, Height, Wife, WGN-TV, Net Worth, Salary, and Forehead

Joe Donlon is an American co-anchor of the WGN Evening News at Five and Six, WGN News at Nine and WGN News at Ten.

Joe Donlon Biography

Joe Donlon is an American news anchor recently working as the co-anchor of the WGN Evening News at Five and Six, WGN News at Nine, and WGN News at Ten. Donlon is a veteran newscaster with more than 30 years of experience as the main anchor.

Donlon joined Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI, where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism and played left wing for the Marquette hockey team

Before joining WGN-TV, He was the main anchor for KGW in Portland for over two decades. Donlon spent nine years as an anchor and reporter at KVOA-TV (NBC) in Tucson, Arizona, and started his career in Corpus Christi, Texas at KZTV-TV (CBS). His newscasts have been honored with many AP and Emmy awards.

Career highlights include reporting from Kuwait following the covering several national political stories over the past several decades, the Gulf War in 1991, and anchoring coverage of a number of major sporting events, including the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City, and the Oregon Ducks football team in both the 2010 Rose Bowl and 2011 National Championship game in Phoenix, AZ.

Joe Donlon Leaving WGN

Joe Donlon was reassigned as solo anchor of a one-hour news show at 6 p.m. Monday through Friday on News Nation after being a co-anchor for five months.

Joe Donlon Replacement

Ray Cortopassi replaced Joe and he is now the evening news anchor of WGN Evening News at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m, at Nine and Ten alongside Micah Materre.

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Joe Donlon Age

He was born in 1964 in Missouri, in St. Louis in the United States. He has not disclosed the date and month he was born. It is therefore not known when he celebrates his birthday. Donlon is 59 years old.

Joe Donlon Height

Donlon stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches.

Joe Donlon Family

Donlon has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight hence he has not disclosed any information about his parents. It is also not known if Donlon has any siblings.

Joe Donlon Wife

Donlon is married to Kathy. The couple is blessed with three children. They ended up moving to the Streeterville neighborhood. Donlon explores various neighborhoods and suburbs on weekends because learning Chicagoland geography has been a priority. Donlon’s youngest child, graduated high school last year and decided to attend a university not far from Chicago.

Joe Donlon Net Worth

Donlon has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through being an anchor.

Joe Donlon Salary

Donlon earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500.

Joe Donlon WGN-TV

Donlon worked at WGN-TV where he worked alongside other famous WGN-TV anchors, reporters, meteorologists, and sports anchors including;

  1. Kaitlin Bennett
  2. Julie Unruh
  3. Mike Toomey
  4. Judy Wang
  5. Pat Tomasulo
  6. Tom Skilling
  7. Erik Runge
  8. Dan Roan
  9. Dean Richards
  10. Dana Rebik
  11. Marcella Raymond
  12. Larry Potash
  13. Dan Ponce
  14. Jarrett Payton
  15. Micah Materre
  16. Lauren Magiera
  17. Mike Lowe
  18. Nancy Loo
  19. Paul Lisnek
  20. Sean Lewis

The table below answers some of the frequently asked questions about Donlon.

Who is Donlon?

 He is an American news anchor


57 years old as of 2021


5 feet 8 inches




$40,000 – $ 110,500

Net Worth

$1 Million – $5 Million
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